What to Serve With Chicken Salad? 20 Amazing Side Dishes

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Chicken salad is a wonderful dish you can make at home with just a few ingredients. It contains breast chicken, mayonnaise, almonds, dijon mustard, and chives to make an excellent salad, perfect for lunch or dinner.

You can use this healthy salad as a filling in your sandwich and create a wholesome dish to take to work, the gym, or even a picnic.

For the perfect meal, you need the perfect side dish, and we are here to help.

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The best side dishes to serve with chicken salad are butternut squash, vegetable medley, crispy green beans, french fries, refried beans, taco pasta, mac and cheese pizza, zucchini noodles, rice a Roni, green salad, cheese straws, dill pickles, seed crackers, fruit salad, cheese bread, and pork dumplings. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Side Dishes For Chicken Salad

1. Butternut Squash

butternut squash

Have you ever had butternut squash? If not, try this squash with your chicken salad and never look back. This squash has a slightly nutty taste, perfect to complement the salad and support your cravings.

Cook the butternut squash cubes using the air fryer for a crispy and tasty side dish.

2. Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

Too much chicken from your salad can get too heavy at times. In that case, balance the flavors and textures by serving the salad with this interesting vegetable medley.

This medley has potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, and other herbs to make a great dish. You can enjoy this healthy and fulfilling dish with a glass of wine.

3. Crispy Green Beans

Crispy Green Beans

Do you own an air fryer? If yes, we recommend you use it and make the best side dish with just a few ingredients. Prepare your air fryer and cook crispy green beans to serve with chicken salad.

These beans have a crispy exterior and a soft interior, perfect for your day.

4. Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

If you want to enjoy a complete meal and not feel full with the salad alone, we recommend serving the latter with Mexican rice. This is a wholesome rice dish with vegetables and nutrients for a healthy meal.

This recipe's mild flavor makes it perfect for lunch or dinner. You can customize the ingredients according to your taste.

5. French Fries

French Fries

These crunchy and delicious french fries are ideal to add a different flavor to your chicken salad. They have the perfect thickness and texture, pushing you to have them again and again.

Additionally, french fries are a great source of carbohydrates, which can help to balance out the protein and fat content in the chicken salad and provide a quick source of energy

6. Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Cook yourself some refried beans with a chicken salad using the tagged recipe. These beans are perfect for dip alongside your dry salad, making the entire meal pretty tempting.

This is an easy recipe and can get ready within 10 minutes. Try it to believe us!

7. Taco Pasta

taco pasta

Do you want an explosion of flavors in your mouth? If yes, pair chicken salad with taco pasta and enjoy every bite in a great mood.

Taco pasta is a flavorful dish featuring tomato sauce, beef, cheese, rosemary, and taco seasoning. Create this dish at home and earn praise from family and friends.

8. Mac and Cheese Pizza

mac and cheese pizza

We love having pizza with chicken salad. The combination is remarkable and reminds us of our childhood.

You can try the combo by making an excellent mac and cheese pizza. This dish has macaroni pasta, cheese, and pizza dough as the heroes of the recipe.

9. Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles

Treat yourself to healthy zucchini noodles and chicken salad. Enjoy the unique combination, and thank us later!

10. Rice a Roni

Rice a roni

Are you hungry and craving a full meal? If yes, enjoy rice a roni with your chicken salad, and keep yourself full for a long duration.

This dish can be made in your instant pot and uses spaghetti and rice as the primary ingredients. The duo is perfect for a dinner party at your home.

11. Green Salad

Green Salad

Chicken salad with green salad might sound weird, but believe us, this is combination is healthy and fulfilling. If you are on a diet, prepare a bowl of green salad at home and serve it with a great dip for a flavorful punch.

12. Cheddar Cheese Straws

Cheddar Cheese Straws

Instead of buying cheese sticks from a store, make these crunchy cheese straws home. They are savory and perfect to eat with your chicken salad. Try the tagged recipe and share your feedback.

13. Dill Pickles

Dill pickles

Do you want to impress your family and friends with your cooking skills? If yes, prepare dill pickles at home and serve them with chicken salad. These pickles are tangy and savory and blend well with the rest of the ingredients in your salad.

14. Roasted Red Potatoes

Halved red potatoes with skin topped with parsley, salt and pepper in white bowl

These red potatoes are addictive. If you follow the recipe, you will get amazing red potatoes coated in parmesan cheese and garlic, perfect for a wholesome side dish.  You can serve these potatoes with your chicken salad after they have settled well in the oven.

People love this dish, and so will you!

15. Sauteed Greens

Cooked kale mixed with chopped garlic on a blue plate

This dish involves sauteeing shallots with lemon and garlic, giving you a healthy and vegan side dish. You can cook the greens according to your preferred texture and enjoy them with your homemade chicken salad.

16. Stuffed Avocados

Stuffed AvocadosHave you ever tried stuffed avocados? This recipe is addictive and uses various ways to prepare the stuffing. You can stuff the avocados using a quinoa salad or simply make Russian salad at home.

This is an incredible recipe and can be customized according to your liking. Read to find ten filling ideas and serve your favorite option with your chicken salad.

17. Seed Crackers

Seed Crackers

Add a crunch to your chicken salad with these tasty and healthy seed crackers. Enjoy a big batch at home for a week or two before they finish.

Read the recipe and make them today.

18. Fruit Salad

Fruit salad

Fruit salad is perfect for adding healthy and sweet things to the mix. Chicken salad, alone, can get too bland at times. To overcome that, a fruit salad with your favorite fruits is ideal.

You can customize your bowl according to the fruits you like. You can then season them accordingly and enjoy their refreshing taste.

19. Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Do you love cheese bread and love having it from your favorite bakery? You can now make the bread at home, using just a few ingredients. This is an ideal bread to save money and give you great taste.

Serve the warm and fresh bread with your plate of chicken salad, and enjoy. Ensure that you eat it while it's soft.

20. Pork Dumplings

Pork Dumplings

Our final suggestion is pork dumplings. These are tasty steamed dumplings that taste divine with your chicken salad. You can serve the dumplings with toasted or sesame seeds or hoisin sauce and get restaurant-standard food to enjoy.

These dumplings gel well with all the chicken salad ingredients and give you a fulfilling meal to experience.

Raise your hands if we have convinced you to try chicken salad immediately. This is a great dish, and you must make it at home.

Now that you know what side dishes taste great with the salad, pick your favorites and make combinations according to your taste and preferences.

You are free to customize your recipes and make them yours. Share your feedback with us, so we can continue suggesting new dishes.

20 Side Dishes For Chicken Salad

  1. Butternut squash
  2. Vegetable medley
  3. Crispy green beans
  4. Mexican rice
  5. French fries
  6. Refried beans
  7. Taco pasta
  8. Mac and cheese pizza
  9. Zucchini noodles
  10. Rice a Roni
  11. Green salad
  12. Cheddar Cheese straws
  13. Dill pickles
  14. Roasted red potatoes
  15. Sauteed greens
  16. Stuffed avocados
  17. Seed crackers
  18. Fruit salad
  19. Cheese bread
  20. Pork dumplings

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chicken salad sides

What To Serve With Chicken Salad

Make your homemade chicken salad more interesting with the best side dishes. From french fries to refried beans.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 chicken salad


  • Make the best chicken salad at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat chicken salad with refried beans, vegetable medley, mac and cheese pizza, fruit salad, green salad, pork dumplings, seed crackers, stuffed avocados, french fries, Mexican rice, taco pasta, zucchini noodles and cheese straws.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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